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dments, for its consideration, and said bill was committed to the comInittee of the whole.

Mr. E. Cornell, from the committee on banks, to which was referred the bill entitled "Au act in relation to the Williamsburgh Savings Bank," with power to report complete, reported the same complete, which report was agreed to and said bill ordered engrossed for a third reading.

The Assembly sent for concurrence the bills entitled as follows:

"An act to provide for the election of three commissioners of highways, in the town of Saratoga, in the county of Saratoga, and to confirm election of commissioners of highways in said town in 1866 and 1867," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on roads and bridges.

"An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to incorporate the International Bridge Company,' passed April 17, 1857, and the acts amendatory thereof,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on roads and bridges.

"An act to provide for the protection and safe keeping of maps filed in the several clerks' offices in this State," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

"An act to incorporate the Oswego Historical Association," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on literature.

"An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to reorganize the State Asy. lum for Idiots, and to provide for the government of the same,' passed April 12th, 1862,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on charitable and religious societies.

“An act in relation to the manufacture and sale of Petroleum, Earth, Rock or Coal Oils," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

"An act amendatory of the charter of the village of Argyle, Washington county, New York,” which was read the first time, and by unani. mous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on municipal affairs.

An act to enable Otto Lodge No. 137, in the village of Waverly, to purchase, hold and convey real estate," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

"An act to provide for the drainage of the low lands in the north part of the town of Amherst, in the county of Erie,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

“An act to incorporate The trustees of the Presbytery of New York,'”. which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on charitable and religious societies.

"An act to consolidate the several school districts and parts of districts within the corporate limits of the village of Saratoga Springs, and to establish a Free Union school or schools therein,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on literature.

"An act relating to the place of holding elections and town meetings, in the town of Batavia,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous

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consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on internal affairs of towns and counties.

“An act directing the payment of the sum of three hundred dollars by the town of Lawrence, St. Lawrence county, to John Dyke, a veteran volunteer,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on militia and public defence.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Humphrey asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to increase the rate of tolls on the road of the Dansville and Wayland Plankroad Company," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on roads and bridges.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Stanford asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to authorize the construction of a railroad on the Albany and Schenectady turnpike and Washington avenue, in the city and county of Albany, and city and county of Schenectady," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on railroads.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Klipe asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act for the incorporation of the Amsterdam burial ground,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

By unanimous consent, Mr. H. C. Murphy asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled “An act releasing the interest of the State in certain lands and premises owned by Anthony Bollermau, Carl Bollerman, and authorizing their heirs-at-law, to hold and convey the same,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Low asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to change the name of the United States European and West Virginia Mining Company,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Low asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act in relation to appeals in certain cases,' which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee ou the judiciary.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Stanford asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to authorize the Dutch church of Schenectady to remove the dead from the burying ground to the cemetery, and to authorize the sale of the old burying ground in the city,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on-the judiciary.

On motion of Mr. Humphrey and by unanimous consent, the rules were suspended, and the Assembly bill entitled "An act releasing to Benjamin Evans, of Centreville, Allegany county, title to lands," was recommitted to the committee on the judiciary, with power to report complete.

On motion of Mr. Campbell and by unanimous consent, the rules were suspended, and the Assembly bill entitled "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to make the common schools free in district No. 5, in the town of Rome, in the county of Oneida, and to provide a tax for that purpose,' passed April 10th, 1862, and to authorize the raising of money

was recommitted to the committee on literature, with power to On motion of Mr. Nicks and by unanimous consent, the rules were

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suspended, and the Assembly bill entitled "An act to authorize the construction of a bridge over Mill creek, in the town of Dix," was recommitted to the committee on roads and bridges, with power to report complete.

On motion of Mr. White and by unanimous consent, the rules were suspended, and the bill entitled "An act to provide for the sale of the poor house property belonging to the city of Syracuse," was recommitted to the committee on municipal affairs, with power to report complete.

Ou motion of Mr. Stanford and by unanimous consent, the rules were suspended, and the Assembly bill entitled "An act to define the boundaries of the village of Sloansville, Schoharie county, and to provide for the expenditure of highway labor therein,was recommitted to the committee on roads and bridges, with power to report complete.

On motion of Mr. H. C. Murphy and by unanimous consent, the rules were suspended, and the bill entitled "An act making the turnpike, road and bridges of the Ravenswood, Hallet's Cove and Williamsburgh Turnpike and Bridge Company free, and providing for the maintenance of the same, and for the rebuilding of the bridge over Newtown creek," was recommitted to the committee on internal affairs of towns and counties, with power to report complete.

On motion of Mr. Humphrey and by unanimous consent, the roles were suspended, and the bill entitled "An act to authorize the Livonia Academic Association to sell their real estate," was recommitted to the committee on the judiciary, with power to report complete.

The Senate then resolved itself into a committee of the whole, and proceeded to the consideration of general orders, being the bills entitled as follows:

An act to provide for the mode and manner of electing town and other officers at annual elections to be held in and for the several towns in the county of Richmond."

"An act for the relief of John Gordon."

"An act authorizing the erection of a bridge over the Genesee Valley canal, in the city of Rochester.

After some time spent therein, the President resumed the chair, and Mr. Bennett, from said committee, reported in favor of the passage of the first named bill, with amendments, which report was agreed to and said bill ordered engrossed for a third reading.

Mr. Bennett, from the same committee, reported in favor of the passage of the two last named bills, without amendment, which report was agreed to and said bills ordered engrossed for a third reading.

The Senate again resolved itself into a committee of the whole, and proceeded to the

consideration of general orders, being the bills entitled as follows: 6 "An act to authorize the town of Wilna, in the county of Jefferson, and the towa of Diana, in the county of Lewis, to issue bonds and subscribe and take, for said towns, capital stock in the Black River and Oswegatchie Railroad Company, when duly organized according to law."

"An act to amend chapter 500 of the Laws of 1866, entitled "An act to change the route of the Broadway and Seventh Avenue Railroad Company in the city of New York."

Assembly, "An act to authorize the Third Avenue Railroad Company to lay a switch in One Hundred and Thirtieth street."

After some time spent therein, the President resumed the chair, and Mr. Gibsorr, from said committee, reported in favor of the passage of the first named bill, with amendments, which report was agreed to and said bill ordered engrossed for a third reading.

Mr. Gibson, from the same committee, reported in favor of the pas sage of the second named bill, without amendment, which report was agreed to and said bill ordered engrossed for a third reading.

Mr. Gibson, from the same committee, reported in favor of the passage of the last named bill, without amendment, which report was agreed to and said bill ordered to a third reading.

Mr. O'Donnell, from the committee on internal affairs of towns and counties, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act making the turnpike, road and bridges of Ravenswood, Hallet's Cove and Williamsburgh Turnpike and Bridge Company free, and providing for the maintenance of the same, add for the rebuilding of the bridge over Newtown creek,” with power to report complete, reported the same complete, which report was agreed to and said bill ordered engrossed for a third reading

Ou motion of Mr. Pierson and by unanimous consent, the rules were suspended, and the bill entitled "An act for the relief of Alfred M. Wood, late collector of taxes in the city of Brooklyn," was recommitted to the committee on the judiciary, with power to report complete.

On motion of Mr. Parsons and by unanimous consent the rules were suspended and the bill entitled "An act to incorporate the Niagara Gas Light Company," was recommitted to the committee on municipal affairs, with power to report complete.

On motion of Mr. Lent and by unanimous consent the rules were suspended, and the Assembly bill entitled "An act to amend an act entitled *An act to incorporate the city of Poughkeepsie,' and the acts amendatory of the same," was recommitted to the committee on municipal affairs.

On motion of Mr. La Bau and by unanimous consent, the rules were suspended, and the bill entitled "An act to authorize the town of Hempstead, Queens county, to sell their common lands," was recommitted to the committee on internal affairs of towns and counties, with power to report complete.

On motion of Mr. Bennett and by unanimous consent, the rules were suspended, and the Assembly bill entitled "An act authorizing the common council of the city of Buffalo, to expend a certain amount for publication of the proceedings of the common council and city notices in a German newspaper," was recommitted to the committee on municipal affairs, with power to report complete.

On motion of Mr. Bennett and by unanimous consent, the rules were suspended, and the bill entitled "An act for the support and relief of the poor, and for the government of the poor departinent in the county of Erie," was recommitted to the committee on poor laws, with power to report complete.

The Senate again resolved itself into a committee of the whole, and proceeded to the consideration of general orders, being the bills entitled as follows:

Assembly, "An act to refund to the Cornell University the amount paid by Ezra Cornell to the Genesee College at Lima, pursuant to section 6, of chapter 585 of the Laws of 1865."

Assembly, "An act in regard to the Normal and Training School of the city of Oswego..

"An act in relation to trustees of the Brooklyn Art Association, and to exempt the property of the association from taxation."

After some time spent therein, the President resumed the chair, and Mr. Humphrey, from said committee, reported in favor of the passage of the two first named bills, without amendment, which report was agreed to and said bills ordered to a third reading.

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Mr. Humphrey, from the same committee, reported in favor of the passage of the last named bill, with amendments, which report was agreed to and said bill ordered engrossed for a third reading.

The Senate again resolved itself into a committee of the whole, and proceeded to the consideration of general orders, being the bills entitled as follows:

"An act to alter the commissioners' map of the late town of Bushwick, in the city of Brooklyn."

"An act to incorporate the American Dividend and Transfer Company."

“An act to authorize the construction of an iron bridge over the Oswego canal on Broadway street, in the village of Fuiton, in the county of Oswego."

After some time spent therein, the President resumed the chair, and Mr. Nicks, from said committee, reported in favor of the passage of the first and last named bills, without amendment, which report was agreed to and said bills ordered engrossed for a third reading.

Mr. Nicks, from the same committee, reported in favor of the passage of the second named bill, with amendments, which report was agreed to and said bill ordered engrossed for a third reading.

Mr. Kline, from the committee on roads and bridges, to which was referred the bill entitled “An act to increase the rate of tolls on the Dansville and Wayland Plankroad," reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

On motion of Mr. Kline, the Senate adjourned.

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TUESDAY, MARCH 26, 1867.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.
Prayer by Rev. Dr. Wyckoff.
The journal of yesterday was read and approved.

Mr. Platt presented a petition of H. M. Harris and others, asking for a law to authorize the town of Queensbury, in Warren county, to give bonds to aid in the construction of a railroad from Glen's Falls to the Saratoga and Whitehall railroad; which was read and referred to the committee on railroads.

Mr. T. Murphy presented a petition of the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, for a donation; which was read and referred to the committee on finance.

Mr. E. Cornell presented a remonstrance of Trustees of the village of Binghamton, against city charter; which was read and referred to the committee on municipal affairs.

Mr. Andrews, from the committee on literature, to which was referred tho Assembly bill entitled "An act to make the town of Cambria a part of the first school commissioners district of Niagara county," with power to report complete, reported the same complete, which report was agreed to and said bill ordered to a third reading.

Mr. Andrews, from the committee on literature, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled “An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to make the common schools free in district No. 5, in the town of Rome, in the county of Oneida, and to provide a tax for that purpose,' passed April 10, 1862, and to authorize the raising of money by tax," with

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